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Revell House
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History comes alive by seeing and entering actual period properties from the past. The City of Burlington was once the Capital of West Jersey and third largest port in the New World. Now, revealed are over 40 important Historic sites plus artifacts dating as far back as the 1600s. Get caught up in the spirit of the place...

Click here to peek at over 40 genuine historical sites, including the homes of Revolutionary War soldier Oliver Cromwell, Civil War Gen'l. Ulysses S. Grant, the Surveyor General’s Office of West Jersey, an authentic Carriage House, to name but a few! See inside the homes of Last of the Mohicans author James Fenimore Cooper, or naval hero Capt. James “Don’t Give Up the Ship” Lawrence and more, furnished with significant 18th & 19th century antiques and decorative arts.

As the first recorded European settlement in New Jersey (Burlington Island 1624), our National Registry of Historic Places District hosts many firsts, including:

The County’s oldest residence (Revell House 1685)

N.J.’s oldest fire company under the same name (Endeavor 1795)

Underground Railroad sites (Burlington Pharmacy, Grubb Estate & others)

The oldest Episcopal Church in New Jersey (Old St.Mary’s 1703)

N.J.’s oldest pharmacy in continuous operation (Burlington Pharmacy 1731)

New Jersey’s oldest library in continuous operation (Library Company of Burlington 1758)

So, travel back in time. It is a past to be proud of. It’s ours. And it’s our present to you.

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Come experience real American History on our tree-lined, sun-dappled streets.
Over 45 origins of state or national significance... get immersed in “firsts”.
History comes alive as you see and enter the oldest homes, and more.
INSIDE: Maps! Photos! Over 40 Historic Sites dating back over 327 years.
PLUS: Attractions • Fun & Festive Events for Families with Kids • Seniors • Groups

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